Local News

  • Freshman Fundamentals

    A small group of incoming Campbellsville High freshmen got a taste of high school life this week.

    The school's Freshman FUNdamentals, a three-day program that began Monday, gave students an idea of what to expect once they enter high school.

    Incoming freshmen participated in a scavenger hunt, in which they were given clues about items or tasks that could be accomplished in a particular room, such as the library. They then had to find that room.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in collision

    A Campbellsville teen was treated for injuries following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of Meader Street and Coakley Avenue.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 7:35 p.m., Audra Graham, 33, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi east on Coakley Avenue when she crossed into the path of a 2000 Honda, driven by Tyler Lambert, 21, of Campbellsville. Lambert was traveling north on Meader Street.

  • TAXES: Taylor County Public Library

    There wouldn't be a library in Taylor County if there wasn't a tax, she says.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday says the tax is essential to keeping the library's doors open and books available for checkout.

    According to Munday, the library's taxing district was created in the early 1980s, but not without resistance from residents.

  • Dairy farmers celebrate survival

    June's Dairy Month has arrived and, this year, dairy farmers are celebrating their farms' survival.

    For decades, dairy farms have had a major impact on the local community. But over the past year, they've taken a hit, feeling the brunt of an economic recession. As a result there has been a significant drop in the number of operating dairy farms in Taylor County.

  • Oil spill takes its toll on local family's business

    Steve and Teressa Germain are glued to the television. Sitting in their Campbellsville home, they are watching their future fall apart at the hands of the largest environmental disaster to ever strike the U.S. - the BP oil spill.

    Steve was looking forward to an early retirement. A truck driver by trade, the long hours on the road were getting to him, so he started looking at his options.

  • Wild, Wild West

    About 160 people attended a performance of Madcap Puppets, a puppet theatre company from Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Part of Taylor County Public Library's summer reading program, the performance, "Annie Oakley's Wild West Show," featured several different stories and characters, as well as audience interaction.

  • Higdon to meet with Taylor Countians

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will be visiting county offices in several communities on Wednesday, June 30 to meet with residents and take any questions or comments about the recent legislative session or any other concern they may have.

    Higdon will be at the Taylor County Courthouse from 3 until 5 p.m.


  • County receives $26,100 recycling grant

    Taylor County has received a $26,100 Kentucky Pride Fund grant.

    On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced 38 recycling and 10 household hazardous waste grants totaling more than $3.5 million to expand recycling in Kentucky, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and sustain the environmental management of hazardous waste from homes.

  • Department for Public Health issues safety guidelines for warm temperatures

    With the summer heat at its peak, issues like overexertion, heat stroke and dehydration have become important public health concerns.

    "Summer weather is inviting and encourages many of us to spend more time outdoors, but the rising temperatures also present serious health concerns," stated Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D in a press release. "Everyone should follow simple precautions that keep us safe from heat-related illness and injury."

  • Free dead animal removal no longer available

    Beginning July 1, Griffin Industries will no longer pick up dead animals. The Taylor County Conservation District, Taylor County Fiscal Court, and the Kentucky Division of Conservation have a new agreement with A&S Livestock and Feed for dead animal removal.

    A&S will come to the farm site, pick up the dead animal and take it to an incinerator in Russell County.